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Transformers and Madagascarto open at Universal Singapore
ATJakee Date: Monday, 29/11/2010, 6:31 PM | Message # 1
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Universal Studios Singapore hopes to open the long-awaited Magagascar: A Crate Adventure attraction in the first half of 2011, with a ride based on the Transformers movies to follow later in the year.

Themed boat ride Magagascar: A Crate Adventure was originally due to open with the rest of Universal Studios Singapore in March 2010, but has been plagued by technical problems. Previous reports have suggested that these could lead to the complete removal of some sections of the ride prior to its eventual opening.

The Transformers attraction was announced in June 2009, with a version also due to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2012. It will be located in the Sci-Fi City area of the park.

Screamscape reports that the Battlestar Galactica dueling rollercoasters could also make a return in early 2011, citing a report from the Business Times. A serious incident during a routine test in March led to the attraction's closure just a week after it first opened, when a seat flew off one of the coasters' trains. Manufacturer Vekoma has since replaced all of the trains, but the park must still obtain safety clearance from Singapore authorities before Battlestar Galactica can reopen.

Despite being without two of its headline attractions throughout its opening season, Universal Studios Singapore still drew over 1 million visitors during the first six months after its opening. The average daily attendance at the park is now around 8,000 guests.

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